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Housing Advisory Committee (HAC)

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The Housing Advisory Committee (HAC) provides City Council with recommendations regarding housing policy and affordable housing funding priorities.  HAC members also research and discuss trends and ideas in affordable housing across the state and nation, and identifies ways Charlottesville can implement some of those new ideas here. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for a list of upcoming meetings. 

Charge of the Housing Advisory Committee:

  • Explore barriers to and incentives for the creation of affordable housing within a market driven, private sector context.
  • Review the affordable housing policies of Albemarle County and other jurisdictions in the region and coordinate where possible.
  • Reexamine what is in place today and whether it is working.
  • Ask what changes are needed to make things work better in Charlottesville.
  • Review funding for housing trust and recommend to Council amounts and methods of funding annually.
  • Prepare an annual report on the number of new units created and numbers that were affordable.
  • Review sale trends to point out issues.
  • Suggest new policies that will assist in creating affordable units.
  • Continue to refine the definition of affordable.
  • Annually review the “need” in our community.
  • Meet quarterly to discuss these issues.
  • Conduct an annual housing forum to review progress on achieving goals, to identify problems and opportunities, and to educate the community.
  • Annually develop affordable housing goals based on documented need/demand.
  • Update annually affordability figures based on median income figures provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 HAC Members

Michael Payne City Council
L.D. Perry Citizen At Large
Lyle Solla Yates* Planning Commission
S. Lisa Herndon Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors
Chris Murray Developer
Michael Cusano Neighborhood Association Representative
Joy Johnson Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR)
Russell Ray Region Ten
Ridge Schuyler Network2Work/ CWI
Dr. Daniel Rosensweig Habitat for Humanity
Jennifer Jacobs Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP)
Dave Norris Charlottesville Redevelopment & Housing Authority (CRHA)
Sunshine Mathon Piedmont Housing Alliance (PHA)
Dr. Stacy Pethia Albemarle County (non-voting)
Lisa Torres School Board
VACANT Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Congregations Together (non-voting)
Steven Stokes Jefferson Area Board for Aging
Phil D'Oronzio** Banker
Frank Stoner Free Enterprise Forum
Patricia Romer UVa (non-voting)
Nancy Kidd Monticello Area Community Action Agency
Anthony Haro Thomas Jefferson Coalition for the Homeless
Chris Meyer Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP)
John Sales

Staff Representative


Committee Bylaws:


Meeting Schedule:

The HAC meets monthly with subcommittees meeting every other month or as needed.  Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month in the Neighborhood Development Services (NDS) Conference Room, located on the second floor of City Hall.  Please see the HAC Meeting Schedule below for specific dates and times. All HAC meetings are open to the public.

Housing Advisory Committee Meetings

All meetings are held 3rd Wednesdays of the month from  12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

in the NDS Conference Room

2nd Floor, City Hall


Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Materials:





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